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Metamaterials for Microwave Radomes and the Concept of a Meta-radome: Review of the Literature

Özis, Ezgi and Osipov, Andrey and Eibert, Thomas (2017) Metamaterials for Microwave Radomes and the Concept of a Meta-radome: Review of the Literature. International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, 2017 (135610), pp. 1-13. Hindawi Publishing Corporation. DOI: 10.1155/2017/1356108 ISSN 1687-5869

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Abstract

A radome is an integral part of almost every antenna system, protecting antennas and antenna electronics from hostile exterior conditions (humidity, heat, cold, etc.) and nearby personnel from quickly rotating mechanical parts of antennas, streamlining antennas to reduce aerodynamic drag and to conceal antennas from public view. Metamaterials are artificial materials with a great potential for antenna design, and many studies explore applications of metamaterials to antennas but just a few to the design of radomes. This paper discusses the possibilities that metamaterials open up in the design of microwave radomes and introduces the concept of meta-radome. The use of metamaterials can improve or correct characteristics (gain, directivity and bandwidth) of the enclosed antenna and add new features, like band-pass frequency behavior, polarization transformations, the ability to be switched on/off, etc. Examples of applications of metamaterials in the design of microwave radomes available in the literature as well as potential applications, advantages, drawbacks and still open problems are described.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/110838/
Document Type:Article
Title:Metamaterials for Microwave Radomes and the Concept of a Meta-radome: Review of the Literature
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Özis, EzgiEzgi.Oezis (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6516-7395
Osipov, AndreyAndrey.Osipov (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8678-9652
Eibert, Thomastu münchenUNSPECIFIED
Date:20 July 2017
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:2017
DOI :10.1155/2017/1356108
Page Range:pp. 1-13
Publisher:Hindawi Publishing Corporation
ISSN:1687-5869
Status:Published
Keywords:microwave radome, metamaterial, metasheet, meta-radome
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Military Technologies
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Microwaves and Radar Institute > Reconnaissance and Security
Deposited By: Osipov, Dr. Andrey
Deposited On:30 Jan 2017 09:23
Last Modified:19 Jul 2019 09:33

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